I really enjoyed Wonderboy in Monsterworld. Does that predate Super Metroid? Not enough love for that game. SotN obviously., and I think Arkham counts. More recently I've been playing Valdis Story, which is pretty great.
Use lightning. Ignore the small spiders. Never spam R1 more than twice and keep moving at all times. Rom telegraphs his attacks very clearly. If he looks up he's about to AoE or shoot magic up from the ground. Get the hell away from him.
Most importantly, stop blaming the game for your frustration. Have some patience or summon some help if the fight is causing you that much grief.
I think he's entitled to blame the game. This boss fight kind of sucks. I think it's telling that half the people here are saying 'kill the little spiders' and the other half are saying to ignore them. It's because there's an element of luck involved in it. I did 15 runs where the small spiders were encircling Rom, and being super aggressive when I got in close, then one run where they all stayed to one side of him, letting me get in round the other side. It's really hard to tell where those missiles are coming in from too.
Heart of China was a hilarious Indiana Jones style adventure game. It's a point and click that plays something like a visual novel, with multiple branching paths and some dopey action sequences. It still holds up well.
The Sensible Software (Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder) games were best on Amiga, as were The Bitmap Brothers games (Magic Pockets, Xenon 2) but those games had (inferior) ports elsewhere.
Revenge of the Mutant Camels might've been exclusive. It was pretty nuts as I recall.
The Last Days. Not that boring Kurt Cobain thing, but a Spanish post apocalyptic film about everyone in the world getting fatal agoraphobia - if they go outside they have a heart attack. Better than it sounds, at one point they fight a bear in a church, which is awesome. 9/10.
@Akyho It's a familiar story. Finding work in Australia was tough too but luckily there's a big demand for English teachers in Japan. Right enough though, given the state of the world's economic markets anyone could lose their job and not be able to afford their Internet any more, or new games for that matter, so it seems very short sighted of Microsoft to have introduce these restrictions right now of all times.